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     *  Abstract Deadline:
       26th October 2010

     *  Registration Deadline:
       28th December 2010


     *  Neil Shubin, University of Chicago, USA

     *  Richard E. Lenski, Michigan State University, USA

     *  Speaker to be Announced,

     *  David M. Kingsley, Stanford University, USA

     *  Hopi E. Hoekstra, Harvard University, USA

     *  Joe Thornton, University of Oregon, USA

     *  Nicole King, University of California, Berkeley, USA

     *  Detlev Arendt, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

     *  Miltos Tsiantis, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

     *  Trisha Wittkopp, University of Michigan, USA

     *  Speaker to be Announced,

     *  David L. Stern, HHMI /Princeton University, USA

     *  Eric Haag, University of Maryland, USA

     *  Daniel Barbash, Cornell University, USA

     *  Daven Presgraves, University of Rochester, USA

     *  Michael B. Eisen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

     *  Alexander Johnson, University of California, San Francisco, USA

     *  Michael S. Levine, University of California, Berkeley, USA

     *  Eric H. Davidson, California Institute of Technology, USA

     *  Nipam H. Patel, University of California, Berkeley, USA

     *  Greg Wray, Duke University, USA

     *  Sean B. Carroll, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

   One major goal of evolutionary biology is to understand how
   morphological variation arises within populations and how species
   diverge. Four major challenges in understanding the genetic and
   molecular basis of morphological evolution are the identification of
   loci underlying trait divergence, the elucidation of functional
   changes within these loci, tracing the origin of functional variation
   and adaptations in populations, and reconstruction of how major
   innovations have been assembled over time. Current research in
   evolutionary developmental biology is addressing these challenges in a
   variety of model animals, plants, and microbes.
   The pace of progress is such that it is now possible to pose general
   questions about the process of morphological evolution, such as: are
   there any general themes underlying the genetic and developmental
   basis of variation and divergence? And, are the phenomena and
   mechanisms observable over short time scales sufficient to explain
   processes that have unfolded over much longer time scales in the
   fossil record?
   The purpose of this Keystone meeting on evolutionary developmental
   biology is to gather the leading researchers across the discipline to
   share emerging information and to address these general questions. The
   prospective speakers include the most notable contributors to the
   field and emerging young investigators who together constitute an
   exceptionally broad representation of this highly interdisciplinary
   research field.

Schedule of Presentations:

Sunday, February 27, 2011
15:00:00 Registration
18:15:00 Welcome and Buffet Dinner
19:15:00 Welcome and Keynote Address Sean Carroll
20:00:00 Fossils, Genes and the Evolution of the Vertebrate Limb Neil Shubin
Monday, February 28, 2011
07:00:00 Breakfast
08:00:00 Evolution in Populations David L Stern
08:15:00 Dynamics of Phenotypic and Genomic Evolution in a 50,000-Generation Experiment with Bacteria

 Richard Lenski
08:30:00 Causes of Heritable Phenotypic Variation in C. elegans Matthew Rockman
08:45:00 Adaptive Evolution of Beach Mice Hopi E. Hoekstra
09:00:00 Fishing for the Secrets of Vertebrate Evolution David Kingsley
09:20:00 Coffee Break
09:45:00 Short Talk: The Genetic Basis of Eye and Pigment Loss in the Cave Isopod Crustacean, Asellus Aquaticus Meredith Protas
10:15:00 Short Talk: Evolution and Development of Beak Diversity in Darwin's Finches and their Relatives Ricardo Mallarino
11:15:00 Poster Setup
11:15:00 On Own for Lunch and Recreation
13:00:00 Poster Viewing
16:30:00 Coffee Available
17:00:00 The Origins of Complexity Nipam H. Patel
17:15:00 Evolution of a New Ligand Recognition Grammar in Steroid Hormone Receptors Joe Thornton
17:30:00 The Origin of Animals Nicole King
18:00:00 The Deep Roots of Animal Evolution - A Cell Type Perspective Detlev Arendt
18:30:00 Short Talk: Evolution of Multicellularity and Sexual Dimorphism in the Green Alga Volvox James G Umen
19:00:00 Dinner
20:00:00 Poster Session 1
20:30:00 Social Hour
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
07:00:00 Breakfast
08:00:00 Genetic Architecture of Trait Evolution Hopi E. Hoekstra
08:15:00 Evolution and Development of Leaf Shape Miltos Tsiantis
08:30:00 Genetics of Regulatory Evolution: From Mutation to Polymorphism to Divergence Trisha Wittkopp
08:45:00 Short Talk: Selecting for Giants: Genetic Dissection of an Adaptive Complex Trait in Laboratory and Wild Mice Frank Chan
09:00:00 How a Complex Enhancer Region Contributes to Phenotypic Robustness and Morphological Evolution David L Stern
09:20:00 Coffee Break
09:45:00 Short Talk: Genetic Basis of Wing Size Evolution in Wasps (Nasonia Species) David W. Loehlin
10:15:00 Short Talk: Neofunctionalization of the Heterochromatin Gene Umbrea at the Drosophila Centromere
10:45:00 Short Talk: Natural Polymorphisms in a Neural E3 Ubiquitin Ligase Modulate Behavioral Avoidance of Pathogenic Bacteria in Wild Strains of C. elegans Dennis Kim
11:15:00 Poster Setup
11:15:00 On Own for Lunch and Recreation
13:00:00 Poster Viewing
16:30:00 Coffee Available
17:00:00 Speciation and Developmental Disruption Trisha Wittkopp
17:15:00 Hybrid Incompatibilities and Heterochromatin Evolution Daniel D. Barbash
17:30:00 Short Talk: Adaptive Introgressive Hybridization with the Algerian Mouse (Mus spretus) Promoted the Evolution of Anticoagulant Rodenticide Resistance in European House Mice (M. musculus domesticus) Michelle Kohn
18:00:00 Genetic and Molecular Approaches to the Evolution of Self-Fertility in Caenorhabditis Eric Haag
18:30:00 The Genetics of Speciation in Drosophila Daven Presgraves
19:00:00 Dinner
20:00:00 Poster Session 2
20:30:00 Social Hour
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
07:00:00 Breakfast
08:00:00 Evolution of Regulatory Networks Greg Wray
08:15:00 The Evolution of Gene Regulatory Networks in Fungi Alexander Johnson
08:45:00 Transcriptional Precision in the Drosophila Embryo Michael Levine
09:20:00 Coffee Break
09:45:00 Short Talk: Approaching the Dorsoventral Gene Regulatory Network of Tribolium Castaneum
10:00:00 Evolutionary Properties of Developmental Gene Regulatory Networks Eric Davidson
10:30:00 The Evolution of Transcriptional Regulation in Drosophila Michael Eisenbach
10:45:00 Short Talk: Rapid Evolutionary Rewiring of a Structurally Constrained Eye Enhancer Scott Barolo
11:15:00 Discussion: Research Frontiers in Evo-Devo David L Stern, Nicole King, Michael Levine, Neil Shubin
12:15:00 On Own for Lunch and Recreation
16:30:00 Coffee Available
17:00:00 Macroevolution Michael Levine
17:15:00 Evolvability of a Developmental Gene Regulatory Network Greg Wray
17:45:00 Short Talk: Cellular Patterns of Bat (Carollia) Forelimb Skeletogenesis and Their Biomechanical Consequences Lisa Noelle Cooper
18:15:00 Developmental Insights from the Study of Newly Emerging Model Species Nipam H. Patel
18:30:00 The Evolution of Complex Patterns Sean Carroll
19:00:00 Dinner
20:00:00 Entertainment
Thursday, March 3, 2011
09:00:00 Departure
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